September 28, 2020

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Book Publicity, Reviews, Author Interviews, and Discussion Posts by Susan Crosby

This First Line Friday… Denver… Well… Look 2020… You Need To Come Back Some Other Year

This First Line Friday 2020 needs to just go find some other city to mess with. Denver is hitting too close to home and since it isn't on my bingo card, I don't have time for it.

First Line Friday

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for readers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, author, or prestige. We try to hook Readers by the first line, instead?

Psst, I found this at Becky’s Book Blog. Please go check her out!

Rules:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read, ARC, TBR, favorite read, close your eyes and pick a book) and open to the first page.
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first.

I’m Such A Rebel

CNMCC

But you knew that. I learned from the best, didn’t I? I’m just a plebian at the will of the Council of the Ninja Magical Conjuring Cats (CNMCC). They have taught me well. Er unless I’m at their beck and call, that is. Outside of the realm of their whims, I am to live as an exemplar of their beliefs. Give no fucks about anything, for all is yours, and yours is all.  And so today, First Line Friday will become First Page Friday. As to why? All will be revealed.

First Line Friday CNMCC

For those who have may have forgotten, see exhibit A above.


First Line Friday (Page and it would have been longer if not for the eclipses)

Adam shivered at the taste of black magic: battery acid and rotten blackberries. It mixed with the odors of cheap beer and cigarettes. Even the lake’s sweet air, wafting through the bar’s open windows couldn’t scrub it from the back of Adam’s throat. He shivered and wished he’d worn something thicker under the flannel button up he’d dug out of his closet. Forcing his fist to unclench, Adam tried to relax as he waited his turn at the pool table. He sucked at looking casual

“I’m telling you-” said one of the two players… “There’s lizard men, what do they call them?”

“Saurians,” Adam muttered, watching the second player, Tanner, take his shot.

“…Under the airport there,” Bill continued

“There are lizard people living underneath the Denver Airport?” Tanner asked.

 

 

But you see why I had to, right? There are apparently lizard men 90 minutes from me. No worries. That was on my 2020 Bingo card.

 

 

That was NOT on my 2020 bingo card.


First Line (Page) Friday Reveal– Readers Start Your Engines! Denver is not ready.

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October 13, 2020

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White Trash Warlock By David Slayton

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